Montero is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Tigers. Montero will be stationed on the bench again as the Blue Jays will deploy Luke Maile behind the plate for their series finale against Anibal Sanchez and the Tigers.
Montero is back behind the plate Thursday, batting seventh, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports. He grabbed a breather Wednesday, but he'll end his brief bench occupation. Montero will continue manning backstop for the majority of contests with Russell Martin (oblique) on the disabled list.
Montero is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Bay Times reports. Montero will head to the bench following two straight starts behind the plate as Raffy Lopez draws the assignment. Since coming off the DL (groin) on Aug. 16, Montero has gone 4-for-16 with one home run and two RBI, and will continue to see a majority of the starts while Russell Martin recovers from an oblique injury.
Montero went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run Sunday against the Cubs. Montero had his best game in a Toronto uniform against the team that traded him in early July. The home run was only his second and the double his first in 17 games since that move.
Montero is out of the lineup Saturday against the Cubs. Montero will receive a day off after starting the past two games behind the plate, including a 2-for-4 outing during Friday's loss to Chicago. In his place, Raffy Lopez handles the catching duties while batting seventh in the order.
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